Result of the chicken coop experiment. Yes, we have green (liquid chicken) eggs, too!
The girls are all snuggled up for the night.
The girls are calling it an evening.
The girls are getting ready to lay eggs. Here is a Rhode Island Red, a Leg Horn and I couldn’t get the Easter Egg Layer to pose.
The fuzzy little girls are getting their feathers. They are around two weeks old. I am surprised how hungry they are and how easy they are to care for. We have some of the best organic chicken feed available and these little girls are demonstrating how fast they can grow if they are given great nutrition. In just a few weeks they will be going to their new chicken coop. Stay tuned.
The Leghorn is on the right and
the other two are Rhode Island
The striped ones are the
Easter Egg Layers
First Day of Life for the Baby Chicks
Today is March 5th, 2013, and today we brought the chicks home. They are only a day old. We are raising chicks for the fresh eggs and to entertain the granddaughters, Sarah and Katie, when they visit. First we had to decide on what color eggs we wanted. When that didn’t work we got a combination of birds that laid all of the colors available. We got 10 Easter Egg layers for their blue and green eggs, 5 Rhode Island Reds for their brown eggs and 5 Leghorns for their white eggs. We have already begun construction of the chicken coop but it will be at least a month before they go outside.
Did you know that we have the best organic chicken feed available? I can’t wait to taste these delicious eggs (and neither can Tank). Stay tuned.
The new chicken condo
Here is the start of a chicken condo
A lot of people are asking what we are feeding the chicks. After finding out that chickens lay eggs faster if they are fed better food, I researched and found that Prince Chick Starter is one of the best starter foods available. I mix it with the dog food mixture I feed the canine crew. Fromm and Pulsar. Sure, you think I am a half a bubble off and you are probably right but Fromm pet food has great protein, some of the finest veggies and fruits that money can buy so I just put it in the blender and mix it with the chick food.
Pulsar is Salmon and lentils. I betting the Omega 3’s from Pulsar’s Salmon transfer over to the eggs. Everyone knows I’m a health nut. Fromm and Pulsar have no harsh preservatives and is made of extraordinary ingredients and Prince’s Chick Starter have all the necessary elements for new born chicks. No wonder the chicks are growing so fast. Got to go, I think I hear one of the chicks barking!